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THE SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER
VOL. XXXVII., NO. 99.
IWVEI ORANGES. ' SEEDED RAISINS. * 5
A few more cases Juicy, fine flav- '< ' , . , , , t
ortd ami sweet an sugar, the J*- A V' Ty co .'L vpnl '" t package of lus
m.le, just at long u 40lLaZ *»«»«, •>«"«!/ £
they I,*! CIS •. tw.und *
boxes, special tumor- |A &
———■— i • >w. pir pound bcnl . Iv t»|cl 4
KIPPERED SALMON. |j , ~ f
A nice fresh shipment received yes- lIMLIttll I KLIILO. 4
tsrday, fine for an appetiser or i
luncheon, g e These .ire tart and preferred to the 4
per pound I»J CIS sweet California prunes, extra
large rise, on- i- » IA
per p ■ ll ri I .. IV LIS
fANCY MACKEREL. r~~ r ~~rz »
Nice f.t ones, .several grades nCSII llOfflß SfnOK(!(] fldlllS. *
J
Three for 25 cts N Ice Juicy ones, smoked junt rlcht, f
Two for 25 cts. pound.. .. I2icts
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rnnnFn o i fi/v ,o4 " nd ,o * F,rM
II II tr\ II M II V I B ' l- " nd Washington Street.
Vvvl Ll\ \K LL T I Telephone Main IMS. £
4 « 4 •* ;« WW
/7 the sparkling disrUy of CARBORUNDUM in our
//I £\/d\ \J J» ™ 'l'dohr, Nfit to Diamonds in hardness and beauty.
>| J
/XT Hssaycrs' material.
EVERYTHING NEEDED FOR AMATEUR OR
I /J PROFESSIONAL. FIELD OR LABORATORY.
/TfZj Blowpipe Outfits for Prospectors.
Fine C hemlcHls, Crushers, Balances.
ft ■
STEWART & HOLMES ~ HEmrsr .
YORK YORJC
BLOCK J BLOCK
CALL find let. us demonstrate to ynu that OUR PRICES ARE
FACTS—not fakos. With the daintiest and bost selected
stock in this natural distrioutintf center of the Northwest, we
would call your at tention to the following moritorious
In our well appointed store :
Domestics. Sofa Pillows.
APRON GINGHAM, strictly Wo have a very pretty line of
fast colors, .li inches wide, Downaline Sofa Pillows
lor today comfortable and cozy. While
they last they are yours AT
Overland Mountain HALP theiractual v * lup '
Suitable h n"""d«!rwo«r or Im th ° Notion
Nightgowns,'Jß inches wide, KID CURLERS—Other stores
all colors. Our speuial, per charge 10c, lil or 15c. Our
yard, price
6 cents. 4 cents dozen.
: ba'rga ins in real""estate* :
g 40 acres suitable for platting; on car lino and close In; muat be sold be- !
• fore February 10. u
• lof the beat lots In Kenton Addition. Finest location In city for elegant ©
• residence #
• IS) fort square on corner. Admirable location for apartment house. o
• At your own price. #
• Timber land, large or small tracts. 9
t Coal laiula, Iron prospects, business property and residence lots for sale. e
• ' i
J 715 NEW TORN BLOCK. *
*•••••••••••••••••••••••••«•••••••••••••••••••••••«•••
Solid Silverware Ualues.
The prb-es on this genuine solid silverware mean more value than st
any other store In th#» city. We » «nt you to • omo an 1 insi st i:
Sugar H|>oon«, each ft A>
Aftet I ;>t*r c rt« »> Si ".«ns, per doaen, |t .k
I terry ftp ■ >«»ns, each $&«»,
flutter Pbks, each f«v.
And many other art It lea.
M. SELLER & CO • *ND MADIMIN BT.
|AA TA NAMF M** own * IKMI SII nr>t \>t. |
:" u 1u 11 Jl ,l : ft wtttir paymenis segbre rw nans i
MORAN BROS. COMPANY. *j
fnSlnts and Ship Builders, j
FRISCH BROS. . •
■ Xr." Je»«ri & WiidMm * SSSKm.
CIXAJB. O HOJuCOMB
OPTICIAN.
_ itfe.'W Burke h..L<r«
SR. \\ \(iOM:K. !>• i>. s -. I'ainicxsDcntiM.
# —v tee'.h $. 0 Kl\ Oil Crown* |^>
A flv#» . j; .1 ten a itn all wo k.
mi. , . nailer Building Telephone Mstn
_ * IUCI i KXt\ 01 rw EYES !
r P i » »i
#
il/W "** H. CLO Optician, 720 first Avenue,
SEATTLE. WASHINGTON. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21. 1900.—FOURTEEN PAGES.
Hi V
OH m.
Object to Making Nome a
Port of Entry.
HELPS BRITISH SHIPS.
They Can Compete in Carrying
Passengers to New Camps.
In Kffect, lhi» Proposition nf the
TrfMßOrr Ilepn rt men t Will (ih'f
the Owner* of KnKllßh Tramp
Kleamem mi Kqnnl I hance With
Anierienn Htennier* In the roast
ing Trnde Prom the Hound to
A lnnkn—Senator Perkins Will KB
dent or to Hnve Propose*! Aetlon
Deferred—fin* Figure*
Special Dlxpttrh to the Post-Intelllsrencer
WASHINGTON, Feb. 30.—'The announce
ment that the treasury department was
about to make Cape Nome a subport of
entry has roused a storm of protest from
American ship owners on the Pacific coast.
Senator Perkins has received a large num
ber of telegrams, calling: attention to the
advantage* which vessels plying from Vic
toria and Vancouver would enjoy, in com
petition with those from the ports of the
United States. It Is the desire of the Pa
cific coast ship owners that matters should
remain as they are in Alaska, because Brit
ish vessels would then be compelled to dis
charge their cargoes at Dutch harbor or
St. Michael.
Ilrltlsh Ship Owners Uelluhted.
As soon as the news reached British Co
lumbia th.it Cape Nome would probably be
made a subport. ship owners there adver
tised they would carry passengers and
freight to Nome and would give a guar
antee against detention on account of the
customs This, of course, attract
ed 'he attention of the American ship own
ers who lost no time In placing their re
monstrance here.
Senator Perkins Cites the lan.
Senator Perkins when seen today said:
"Section 2771 of the Revised Statutes
reads: 'Vessels which arc not vessels of the
T'nlted States fhall be permitted to unload
only at ports of entry established by Isw.
and no such vessels shall be admitted to
make entry In any other district than In
one In which she shall be permitted to in
load * I'nder the act of March 10, the
secretary of the treasury has power to
designate subport* of entry In Alaska. At
the present time Cape Nome Is not a sub
port. and In consequence no foreign vessel
can enter there The nearest subport Is
St. Michal. On account of the convenience
of making /» through trip, practically all
the traffic for Cipe Nome would be carried
In American vesseUi from San Francisco or
Sound points, although It Is j) >sslhle that
Ilrltlsh shippers mltrht attempt to repeat
their efforts In the days when Juneau was
the nearest, port o? entry to Dvea and
wiv At that time, on several occasions,
they were permitted to take on board, at
their own expense, a deputy collector to
accompany th**m to l>yea and Skasw iv
for the of disi harclng there Tils
might possibly be done from Dutch harb>r
or St. Michael. If <*ape Nome should not be
made a subport of entry, but It would be a
! great obstacle In the way of T?ritish ship
I owners. American vessels, however, will
! be free to discharge at Cape Vome. al
j though it were not a suhport of entry. I
; shall lay the matter before the treasury
1 department so th-it they shall have all the
( facta before they decide to make Cape
Nome a suhport of entry."
Tncetus Public ttnildlna %ef.
The senate committee on publ c building*
| has ma le a favorable report on Senator
! Foster's bill providing f.ir the erection (l f a
■ public building at Ticoma to cost I7IA«X)0.
(olkett \i*itiua \\ n«hlnuton.
W J fulkftt. isslsMAt p■■"tii,i«t'r at
. Seattle, was In the city 'n extended leave
• of absence, but Is nevertheless here at
w«>rk He railed on Third Assistant Post
master General Madden today and urged
that the department have canvas envelope*
midt, which miners In Alsska ship got I
from there. Instead of in canvas bag*
Colkett will call *>n Assistant Postmaster
Oer.eral Heath tomorrow
FEARFUL OF THEMORMONs,
Direful Predictions Miolr Hrfnre the
r<iminlltrf intr»ttH»lini the
Pol *an OI % Mnttrr*.
WASHINGTON*. Feb The suppree
j clary. Dr Joaiah Strong and Rev Wil
Ham K Campbell, a mis4| o nary of long
service In Utah, speaking in advocacy of
the federal legislation, while a large deJe
me» t w»*re PTesnt. Dr Strong stated that
? •••■TT h t hi> n' >u K. - . . f the 1' < I v »i *
Methodists and Congregational lata, jet la
a stated period they bad Increase! more
! than all three combined.
Dr. Strong also said that if the govern
ment dtd not act It was not unlikely J«>.
*ej h * yt » v tl .t
--west of the Mississippi would be brought
i under Mormon influence, would be ful-
Iniunrtloti I» l)enir«l.
sued an order denying the injunction prsy-
I ed for by the Chiv agTribune against the
| Associated Press. This grew out ut ai-
.tt*4 ct c*#frt<tik
PROSPECTS OF FINANCIAL
BILL ARE IMPROVING
Confrrpr* Relieve That They W ill Be
Able to Reach a l omplete
Agreement.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20.—The conferees !
on the financial bill were in session sev- ;
eral hours today, but it was announced at )
the adjournment that no agreement had :
been reached upon any point, although the
prospects were that an agreement might
finally be reached.
After the adjournment today the house
conferees consulted lead ng meml>ers rela- I
tive to the bimetallic amendment adopt
ed by the senate, to see if there wilt be
any objection to allowing it to remain a
part of the bt'l The time in conference
today was consumed entirely in discussion.
SPANISH CLAIM RAILROAD.
Our Government Contend* It Fanned
to Tht* Country by the Treaty
of F*art*.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20.—At today's
cabinet meeting there were three ab
sentees. Secretaries Oage, I,ong and Wil
son. Among the matters discussed was
the Spanish claim, Involving the proceeds
of the sale of a railroad made by the
Spanish authorities after the treaty of
Paris had been signed. This question
was considered at some length, and it
will bo the contention «>f this government
that the railroad property was included
in the transfer of title by Spain to this
government in the sum of IJO.OM.OQO, and
that the Spanish authorities had no pow
er to transfer It.
Railroad materials unused and held in
reserve may. however, be considered un
der the treaty as belonging to Spain.
The army reorganisation plan submitted
to congress by Secretary Root was also
discussed and met with the approval of
all of the members present. The Macrum
incident was also alluded to.
ATTACKS THE PAPER TRUST
Representative Itlchardson Wants
Tariff Unties Temporarily
Kemoved. •
WASHINGTON. Feb. 20.-- Representa
tive Richardson, of« Tennessee, today In
troduced in the house a resolution aimed
at the paper trust on the lines of his res
olution against the cigar trust.
It provide# the free Importation of good
pulp and printing paper suitable for the
printing of newspapers, periodicals or
books for six months or until the inter
state commerce commissioners are satis
fied that such articles have not yielded
to the manufacturers thereof a profit of
more than 4 per cent.
FILIPINOS TO BE TRIED.
Members of Ciaerrllla Hand to tin
He fore a Military Commission To
day. < barged With Murder.
MANILA, Feb. 3V The military comm's
ston meets at Calamba tomortow to tiy
th" riMpmo idorobfrs of tho gtic rrtlla 1 an l
which ntti««leu a squad f Americans in
Fete i.iry !l killing a corporal. The t har
ges are irt-rfler and ansa ait with Intent to
kill. Tne cose In important m fortsbal
owlng the policy of treating guerrillas end
1 nnllt*.
It Js sin toped that one reason which
has hlthcffb deterred the Amerl<?in au
thorities ficm adopting this policy 1« that
tho Insurgents have more thnn fifty Amer
ican I'itsoneia and may retaliate.
DATE HAS BEEN SET.
Interstate Commerce Commission
Will Dlnrnmi t| neat lon of (Intra
ni Several Places.
BAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 3).—The Call
says:
The date has lieen fixed for the hearing
before the Interstate commerce commis
sion of the witnesses and counsel for the
Pacific Coast Jobbers* Association. The
commissioners will te in I*>a Angeles
March 27. and In San FTandsco April 2.
At Los Angeles the matter of routing
freight will t>e taken up.
It is now thought probable that the
commissioners will also go to Portland,
where the Portland, Seattle and Tacoma
Manufacturers' and Jobbers' Association
will testify.
If the graded rates that the St. I«oul*
Jobbers ask for are put Into effect .and
the differential h*«ed on water competition
is abolished, as they wish, it is asserted
that they will come pretty nearly taking
away all the territory for business pur
jio.M'* that the Pa< iflc < nisi jo hocre and
manufa-. turers now have.
> \r\i. ni>AMiii: Kti'Losioi,
I listilns of the I iirrrlnlii F.xplo*
»I %•* rolluwril h> I mmi Kmulta.
IiKW KB. Fet». - A h; "rial to the Re
publican from Cheyenne. Wyo., says;
A fatal dynamite explosion occurred In
the I'nlon Pacific gravel pits, thirty miles
west of rheyenne, at noon today.
The dead are:
John Bouiitagei. laborer, disemboweled.
Robert Parker, laborer, both legs Moan
off. died shortly after the explosion.
The Injured are;
Get.rgc Pmrtr+.y, legs shattered, akull
crushes!. tvi.l die. Phil Forgan. leg's
mangled and back Injured, may recover;
Jairri tCdwer-d*. net k ladly U< crateC. WiU
pi bably recovw
The Jive men were employ-d iii blasting
the f\'.< n (Kiurrrd. Th* [, y M ,r*>»•
abia + i.■■:+ away ?. *:n the track. A
number ( o;ber men who wee it work
Th- .< klr-m ft as at on. e reported to
the dead, mere picked up In :he meantime,
..r, d« n .ird a«; al tram and start
« y-r I.* imie
Ri 1 ad * ropery was damaged but
*£g • 1 ■
Battleship Kcnrnrrm- in CauniUiloii
•a:> s l»x:l: ship K«-a arge was jviaced
in *Tsmis- ailh the ■;at • •• rn*>n!«s
today at the Newport Shlfeuildlng and Dry
Dov k Company's yard. Capt. W. M. Ffli
ger as«um«d comma&d of U.t formidable
veeae*. v
■I UK D
KOI i Oil
Never Talked With Man-
agers About Bribery.
HE TOOK NO VOUCHERS.
Not Interested to Find Out How
Hib Money Wns Spent.
IIA Simply PnrnUhfd What Wat
Allied, and Una Too Much Confi
dence In Hid Mnnnurri lo Hellene
That Any Was Kxpended lllealtl
mately—Hepresentat he P«f Ad
mits That Senntor Clark «»ate
lflm JjW.OOO After the l.eglnlatarf
Adjonrned. Partially as a CSlft
and to Hetaln Him an a Lawyer.
WASHINGTON. Fob. 20—When the
senate committee on elections resumed Its
sitting today the cross-examination of
Senator Clark was continued by Mr.
Campbell. The first Inquiry related to the
memorandum of expenses supplied yes
terday by the senator. Ho said he had
prepared this statement from the books
of his bank. He had not only destroyed
his checks, but also the check stubs, but
was confident that the showing made was
correct. He had destroyed the checks In
this Instance, a«i ho was In the habit of
doing: about every Fix months, and not
because he felt there was any special rea
son for getting rid of them at this time.
Filed So Statement of Ripenara.
In reply to questions. Mr. Clark said
so far as he knew the com mil tee acting
in his behalf in the campaign had pot
filed any statement of expenses, as re
quired by the Montana election law. He
had made none. He had not considered
himself a candidate when the members
of the legislature were elected. Money
supplied by him later was for the pur
pose of paying expenses already incurred
and not as a senatorial candidate.
Had Statement From Mnnafers.
"Where did your son set the $20,000 he
paid during the session of the legisla
ture?"
"1 presume he checked on hla account,
but I don't know "
"What explanation Mr. \Vetlcoma
make when he inade his demand upon you
for $15,01)07"
"He said, as well as 1 rememher, that
he had drawn upon his own account. He
will, however, be able to tell you about
that. I required no detailed statement
from him, feeling confident the expendi
ture was made in a legitimate way,"
llenlinaa \% Ith Senator Warrea.
about the reports that his son
had bought :\ large amount of property
from State Senator Warren, Mr. Clark
said he had made no Inquiry of him. be
cause he was thoroughly convinced that
the reports were untrue.
"I asked neither him nor Wellcome, nor
Blckford, nor Davidson, nor Steele, nor
any of the men in regard to any of the
reports of bribery because I WHS sure
they were absolutely false," he s.ild. "The
charges were made by men in whom I
had no confidence and they went in one
ear and out of the other."
He taked No Questions.
Ifls son, he said, was In the habit of |
conducting his own business affairs with- 1
out consulting him, and as for the
charges of bribery in connection with the
transaction he did not believe them,
hence he had made no Inquiry and did
not know that the 17.000 paid for this
property had come out of any of the
moiiey furnished by htm In connection
with the campaign.
Senator ll»nr Heroines Inrredaluni.
Referring to one of Dr. Ector's letters,
concerning Representative Woods. Mr.
Clark said he understood Mr. Woods was
a good-natured man ajfed liable to b« In
fluenced by those who saw him first. He
said he did not believe that he was seek
ing or would take a bribe He believed,
however, thst I»r. K« tor himself was in
timating that he wanted pecuniary re- j
numeration for himself. He said, however,
that he had merely danced the letter
over, and passed It to Mr. Rick ford.
This latter remark aroused the Interest
of Senator H«*»u\ who asked a number of
questions showing Incredulity In the mat
ter. but Mr Clark Insisted that he dkl not
knots L>r. Kitor, and that he had given
little attention to the letter, notwith
standing It related to tha vote of a mem -
ber of the legislature.
Purebase of Panera' stork.
Mr. Campbell s.*ked Mr. «'iark about
the purchase of ei-Senator Powers' stock
In the Fergus County bank. In which
State Senator Rohaon. chairman of the
Republican caucus of the Montana legis
lature, Is a partner
Mr Clark sab! h* had understood, after
his election as senator, that Senator
Powers was Incensed at Robsori for vot
ing f->r him tCtark) and had told Robson
that he must find a purchaser for his
<Powers') stock, of which he owned en*
shares. The senator said he had Investi
gated the matter, found the stock to be
dividei 4 laying, and had t- M Mr. Powers
that be Would take it. providing it was
offerees •• par. This offer was made later,
after h- had gone to Europe, and Mt
Johnson, cashier of Clark Bros. bank,
had consummated the trade, paying
for the stock on his account.
other Heavy f.oana Made.
Mr. Clark a3so testified concerning the
loan of f£>.»Wo made by him to the Ro*s-
I)yer Mercantile Company, but said so far
he knew this firm had no connection
Wanted to *ee Ilia Vcfounta.
At this Juncture Mr Campbell asked
Mr. Clark to submit his account books i
£ciiU&utd oa I age Two. j
KENTUCKY DEMOCRATS
RATIFY THEIR FRAUD.
0
OHS
In Joint Hfiiion of the l.e«l*lature
Vote Governor Taylor Ont of
, Ills Office.
FRANKFORT. Kv„ Feb J' Th* Dem
ocratic members of the two houses of
the legislature met In Joint session this
evenlnpr. and by a vote of 74 to 2 ratified
the former proceedings by which William
Gocbel was declared governor and J. W.
Beckham lieutenant governor, and
through which Beckham, since the death
of <;•>» bel. claim-* 'ha t4Hee vt governor
The Republican member* remained
away from the joint session, having de
cided In caucus not to attend..
The senate having adopted the resolu
tions yesterday and the house today, the
adoption of them by the Joint assembly
from the Democratic standpoint puts the
finishing touches to Its action on the con
test.
In the Joint assembly this afternoon
Senator Trlplett and Senator Orlder voted
against the ratification resolutions Mr
Grlder. In explanation of hi* vole, said
he had hoped there would he a full and
fair Investigation of the contests, and that
he hoped to be able to vote with th»* I dem
ocrats. but he could not satisfy his own
conscience an«l do so in this manner. Mr.
Orr also declined to vote. Ho said he
had voted with the Democrats In their
former action and did not think ratifica
tion of those former proceeding neces
sary now. Th* lobbies were crowded, and
when Speaker Trimble announced the
vote in the Joint assembly there was a
mild outburst of appl&use
KESITCKY I.IE(TIO\ TROIHI.F.S.
Demurrer of \lle«ed Intlpildators f«
Overruled.
T/M'ISVTU,F. Kv . Feb. ?o j n the cases
of several persons arrested during The re
cent state election, for Alleged intimida
tion of negro voters. Judge Kvans. In the
I'nlted Stales court, overruled the lemur
rer of the defendants, which brought
Into question the jurisdiction of the
federal court.
Judge Evans held that congress passed
section 6M>7 of the I'nlted State* statute*
to protect the colored j>eople In th ir right
of suffrage, and section 560N was passed
to prevent persons from connplrln* to In
jure and oppress, thus Insuring this cla**
of voters the free exercise of their right
of franchise: that congress had the power
to pass such laws as the only real guar
antee of liberty, and that it was the duty
of the court to see that the provlf-ions of
the statutes were enforced.
SITTD\ WIIVKI I \\>ii>tno\.
Alleged %ecom pi Ice In Murder of
<*oebel \dmltted to Hall.
FRANKFORT. Ky . Feb 30. J. U Rut
ton. sheriff of Whlteley county, who
recently arrested on a charge of comp'lclty
In the Ooebel assassination. *as Irought
here from Ixwlsvllle. waived examination
before Judge Morasi and was admitted to
ball.
Whlttaker, who Is also charged with
complicity in the assassination, was alao
relfiww! from Louisville, and turned over
to the local authorities He will not waive
examination, but will go to trial.
NEW DEMOCRATIC PLANK.
Platform Will I oslaln n Declaration
In I'm* or of ttleelli»a %rnnl<ira
by Popular Vote.
CHICAGO. Feb. A s|»e< lal to the
Post from Washington says
The election of I'nlted Htatea senators
by direct vote of the |»eoplo l>y consti
tutional amendment will be one of tha
planks in the platform of the Democratic
party, according to t'hairman Jones, of
the Democratic national committee.
"I have no doubt the election on test a
and the commentaries on the present aya
tern «»f ela ting senators, which have re*
cently been offered, have aroused the poo*
pie to demand a change In the method."
Senator Jones said:
"I am quite confident that the Demo
cratlc platform will carry such a reaolu
tlon."
A VOLCANO IN ERUPTION.
Immense It I% e r of l.ata Tkrealent
to (hrrwlieim Three Metlran
Indian \ lllanea.
KKW YORK. Ite 3h Detjlls of the
eruption < f th* < v,]ima volt *no < r> t ;e Pa
cific fOHM of Mexico, recently repor!«*t by
telefmph from < Joa laLaiara, M« *i< hate
herit reclved by W. J Arkell. of thla city.
An Immense rtver of 1a%. 4 ran over toe
•Ida of the volcano and threatened to oyer*
wbe'.m three Indian villages near l a Ui» .
The Indiana fed to the Santa Ana mine, in
the center of t'ollmaa copper regkn, and
sought safety by hiding in the mine, hav
ing their women and chiktren to ahlft f»»r
themselves A company of Met Iran troops
drove the Indiana from the mine and a nt
them h*< k to their homes to protect their
families-
The government of Mexico from whom
Mr. Arkeil. Mr Nerhsrion f Chka*
go. and Paul W. Horiauh. of omaha, ott*
talned a concession of 166, Ml at res In the
»'ol,m» vj.ifv, gfttffOfl t-. gMMMfI Kkl MMBfc l
sion if the mines wtrm Injured by the v X
cano'a eruption, hut the offer was deeiln 1
One of the most serious results of t <#
volcanic diet urbane* is the entire » **«sa.i on
of * k -*i a '? rr.a » being t u»P •<,
cuitnc t the ■ -n• , h with th« iviri » f
ManganlHc The J> tractors were enable
to restrain the »errilled indisnti employe) Jn
the nstruc. *< 1 the road Many of th ?n
have gone to Ml>-hovt<wn and Jails o sod
ethers ba%e fled to the more distant
eru states of the republic.
i iii M.in it %r» i tio ir.
ftra<*fc figures Hhlrk ll«*r Xol
Iteen Tssebrd since l*»*» 7.
SAN FKANc lrt< ♦», Keb - fmiflf to a
scarcity of ships, freight rates have ad
vanced to a figure which has not been
tou« bed sines ISI7. The lark Iteliar.'-e
*am chartered today to load fur Kr.giao J
at 41» 3d, There are only tao
vessels in port.
IJttie hope la held out for the Wg Amer.
!» . j -hip M.iy int whkh is now f.-n
ninety-eight days from Hongkong for. T
acoma, arid r"*lnsur.« ..<-e ttfok* : .. «
trig 3»l per ©em. on *«er.
The British ship Annie Thomas, no«
oat 3* day a from Cardiff for AcapuJco,
Is also considered a big risk. Forty per
ct£t, ralAgaianca km beta isau «
PRICK FIVE CENTS.
IBS I 111
ii wi.
Concentrating to Defend
Their Own Country.
RETRACING THEIR STEPS.
Force in Front of Ladysmirti Tb
Also Thinning Out.
It I* Relieved Thut Roberts' KAxmuc*
Towßrria Hlormfonlfln 111 Tom
pel the lltirichrr* to liaise the
Mle«e of I ti«l % amlt h %ott»ln»r
Known Ut a« to Whether t ronje
Via* Sneeeeded In I new t»t ng. hnt
There l« n VII«|»o«ltIon In t ondon
to Ilelleve Thnt l'nr»iiln« l-'oree
Will Succeed tu Tikltig Him.
T-OKDON Feb 21. 4:1 R a m The Pofr«
are leaving alt the positions held by them
on ltrltlsh territory and are concentratlna
for the defense of thdr own Blr HM*
\ ers Bullera think* they are about to
raise the *iego of l.ady smith and thin Is
the large new* of the day.
<»en. Clement* report* that the fore#
confront In* him ha* been greatly dimin
ished. Ten thousand men are estimated
to have prone from the Colesburg district
alone. The Itoers are also retraining
their steps from Zuhiltnd. Thus they are
relaxing their hold on all sides In order
to assemble to oppose l,ord Robert*. He
Is pressing on steadily toward Rloemfon
teln This Is shown by his Inconsequen
tial telegram from I'aardehurg. fifty or
sixty mile* away. TWuibtlaa* he Is miles
behind the column that 1M pursuing the
Itoers. ami the next Important now* may
bo the occupation of Itloemfontetn.
\nlhlnt Heard From ( rosff.
Nothing h»*s been heard from the chase
of Oronje for two days Although the
lust words of the war office tonight were
that there was no newa for publication,
there Is a strong disposition to believe
that favorable Information hns bean re
celved, but It being withheld until the
operations culminate In something more
conclusive. There is an equally strong
disposition to thing that Clan. Cronja has
got away.
I nvmloß likely*
Owing to the lack of transport the Rrtt
i*h are not likely to invade Hoer territory
except where l«ord Hotter!a is operating
tlen. Holler will have to atop at the hrak
ettaherg mountain* Probably a part of
his 4I|»600 men will ultimately Join Ihe
legiona of I,ord Roberta.
If, aa (Jen. Butler avera, the Boers ate
retreating from him. then the Down on
every side in favorable to the flritah.
Troop* I onflnue to flo,
Nevertheless, troops continue to go out.
The war Office thinks that the call to vet
erans to rejoin the colors, together with
the bounty. Will bring 4M*rt men to the
home defrnse. The urgency with whbh
h«me defense Is pressed ear I tea some
wonder.
l.ossea t p (o hale.
With the <aMtialtl'« just reported ihe
Itrltlsh IOM««■•«■ in wounded, KNIFED AND
captured are now II,MA
CRONJE FIGHTS GAMELY.
Hear t.nnrds Hetlita «iaht»orolr an.l
*«eceaafnlly Withstands the
it r 111 • b llUi'kt on It
|,ONIm»n Keb 21 A correspondent of
the Daily t'hrtmk'lft, t'leginphltm Hunday,
thus fleacribes <toft. t'route's retreat with
Ihe !l«»ers at &3*gersfoni»~lii. on learning
of tien. frttah * succe*w
Mrfreatlng tinea I!nraitp4,
"f»n Thur.wiay at midnight, h< k «id*x) by
den. Otonja, &.9W Hoers. with their hea%y
guns and ox wagons, rvaruated tbe Mag
frsfontein lln» •• At da an on 1- rldav 'he
retreating Boer army WHS ae-rn from tba
HrKiah naval guns atatbm »»n Klip 4rf|
kopj*>. trekking eastward a>roats ib» llrlt
ish front, al a distance of fe.'Ml yards <hir
guns opened u|ton them and a f # « of
mounted infantry, crosang the river, made
a dashing charge in the attempt to rut
off the head of lh« em int 's < oittfr n Hot
In half an hour their whoP< for v* bad
gained shelter under a line of kop)es.
I labtlne la Meireat.
"Meanwhile two ?.? bafteries bad
corn# up and th' Oxfords, Huffs. West
ridings and «iiouc eater* Our Infantry
crossed th« drift end for threr hourg
were engaged with
batter!* *■ «?.•".o i f • p.. • The
n*ourtted Infantry kept bard a*, work.
"I'n&bie t- wlO "♦and or *«ibng fire
the en' my r' Mr* : -noting » -ry »; • n of
the way and t?»'k op a s*< ..;♦«! fni*nUtn
on tha kop>e® to the eastward It wss
a tnngn I fluent to see the Coer
'iny ?■. i« *' bay r»-ar g jard.
-t '/«' atro j* fought f»a, while the main
body trekked further east and thrrf
b T Kht ti .--jr s : to s' Uoa while the
rear gnnrd r tirol
%rflon I a«ted %ll Day.
"Th* ■> '» *i • <*d throughout the day.
Our Infantr fought apWndldly. ?^e
enemy 1 • his ground under the cog
tl 1 t-»mbar !rm/it latter on the Ib er
mcrmandor ventured ''ft a bdd
leaving : •*» of hi* men under co*«r he
withdrew the rest from his Main position
and headed for Klip kraal drift, six mile*
to 'he east
"This movement was *o n dlw .rered Our
mounted Infantry < sme back acrogg the
drift and mare bed along the south bank
to endeavor to h*ad • ft the enemy. When
they rea* hed the of Kl;,»
kraal drift nig - : «I>n and half »..e
Itoers were already a toss ib» south side.
Our mo-unfed ry har***#d their m/jv-.
Nmr (*sar<l Ksnc'jt ilespc ral ely.
"ilcanwhlie the Boer r- r guard, having
covered the crossing of the main body, re
tired slowly and *u eaef'illjr passed the
drift- Tlie r»ar guard fought de«p*rmialy
and as it feu bw.k to %Lt rtver U wag

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